Created by retired-architect-turned-motorcycle-customizer Bill Becker of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, this Yamaha XS650 was built in response to a request from a friend of his son. Per an excellent profile on BikeEXIF, the “only requirement was that the bike have a vintage vibe — leaving the choices wide open.”
Bill responded with a street-tracker that weighs about 300 pounds, keeping just the engine, tank, and a few miscellaneous pieces from the original bike.
We highly recommend that you check out the above BikeEXIF article for more details, but highlights of the work to this XS650 include a nickel-plated Trackmaster frame and swingarm.
Yamaha R6 forks in Lazer Racing triple trees.
Excel wheels with Talon hubs – 19″ front, 18″ rear.